Reclaimed oak timber top with walnut splines, elm and pine base.
If you go to Boris and Jen’s house and sit at their table, ask nicely and they might show you a picture of the barn they took down to get this timber.
Ok where was we? Where were we? We was, we were…
Scribing the Base:
Cleaning up a base tenon:
A finished tenon:
A newborn trestle:
Scribing the stringer:
Still scribing the stringer:
Roughed-out dovetail tenon:
The beginnings of a dovetail mortise:
A cleaned dovetail mortise and housing:
No sh*t talk about this one, I am very proud of it!
Thanks again to my boss Clark for the shop space, Steve at Butcher Block Furniture for the walnut, Mike, Mike, Lefty, Boris, Jen, and everyone else!
Design by SALA
Cut and raised by Northern Lights Timber Framing
Where do you go from here?
An LVL sled provides a straight datum plane for the planer:
All flat, but not down to thickness:
Flat, equal thickness, but not straight:
A mountain of planer shavings:
Using my trusty sled as a fence datum to rip a straight edge:
Straightline rippin’, never mind the flash:
Routing out a groove for the eventual spline:
Walnut splines (thanks Steve!) and threaded rod (Hey! Hold on! it’s supposed to come apart for moving):
Sanding back down to real wood:
Dripping wet with Land Ark!:
Yes, it has taken this long!
Next up, the base…
I can’t thank my boss Clark enough for letting me destroy his shop during all of this!